Young inventor from Peru creates an inexpensive refrigerator that does not require electricity | News from Mexico

MEXICO.- Young inventor from Peru creates an economical refrigerator for the underprivileged and that does not require electricity

The fridge Pukhi can improve the quality of life of almost 40 percent of Peruvians, this according to information from the portal Fayerwayer. Making it easy to protect and enjoy your meals without them spoiling.

40% of Peruvians do not have access to a refrigerator:

Something that very few people know, but which is truly alarming, is the fact that almost 40 percent of households in Peru They don’t have a refrigerator. Thinking about that need in his country and those most in need, the young Jorge Luis Siesquén Dezawho is a 28-year-old Peruvian inventor and businessman, came up with the idea of ​​developing “Pukhi”, a refrigerator that does not require electricity.

An initiative that was born out of good will and support for families:

Pukhi is a low-cost refrigerator with which Siesquén He hopes to help the most vulnerable in his country to preserve their food and save money.

Selected among 35 of the best inventors in Latin America:

According to the report published on the website of Entrepreneurthis young inventor was selected as one of the 35 winners of “Innovators Under 35 Latin America 2022 from MIT” (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Technology Review in Spanish.

His idea was born in 2020 as a necessity in the Pandemic:

Siesquén told Peru Reports that Pukhi was born in 2020 as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19:

“Eating fresh food in our daily lives is probably something we take for granted, but for a large number of Peruvian families that do not have a refrigerator at home, it is a privilege,” said the young man.

To get an idea of ​​how the pandemic affected Peru, a study by Ipsos revealed that was the third country that managed it the worst, behind Brazil and Venezuela. For Jorge Luis Siesquén, the main problem was due to the fact that “people did not have a refrigerator at home and had to buy products daily”.

How does Pukhi work?

Pukhi uses a “ancient, accessible and sustainable technology called evaporative cooling with just three simple materials: sand, water and clay.

Pukhi | Step 1

Basically, two containers of water are placed, one smaller than the other, and the sand evaporates the water. The creator detailed: “First, what we do is place the sand in the larger container and then sand is placed around the smaller container. The water is placed in this last container and waited for it to evaporate.”.

“Pukhi can store up to six kilograms of food, especially fruits and vegetables, and keep it between five and eleven degrees below ambient temperature for at least two weeks,” said Siesquén.

Pukhi | Step 2

Who benefits from Pukhi?

In Peru, according to National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), in the first three months of 2022 only the 58.2% of households in the country had a refrigeratorTherefore, a good part of the country could benefit from this invention.

Siesquén assured that 20 Peruvian families already have the device and refrigerators have been installed in popular kitchens “where the impact is greater because around 100 people are fed

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